Trade Fair: the former Tweenhills stallion will now stay in AustraliaPICTURE: CAROLINE NORRIS
Trade Fair to stay in Australia
TRADE FAIR, a Tweenhills Stud resident for the past four seasons, will not return to England for 2010 after being sold to remain in Australia. The dual Group 3-winning son of Zafonic had been shuttling to Australia, and his first crop there had shown sufficient promise to encourage his sale. His 2009 fee was £3,000.
He will stand at Ted Van Heemst's Lynward Park Stud in Western Australia after a deal brokered by David Redvers Bloodstock and John Chalmers Bloodstock.
David Redvers, who stood Trade Fair at Tweenhills, said: "Although I am very sorry that Trade Fair is not returning this season, we have managed to secure an excellent deal for his Northern Hemisphere shareholders and we also have an agreement from the new owners that we can lease the horse back next year should there be a demand for his services.
"He has made a bright start in Western Australia with his first runners and Absolute Pleasure, who won first time out at Ascot, Perth, looks an exciting prospect.
"However, although he has had plenty of winners here and has the hugely promising David Elsworth-trained runner, Fair Trade, to look forward to, he failed to produce a stakes winner with his first two-year-old crop and that was going to make promoting him very difficult this season. At the end of the day, we were made an excellent offer and it was in his shareholders' best interests to accept."
Tweenhills will stand Lucky Story and Sleeping Indian in 2010.